Starting in the 1960s under the guidance of Lucio Fontana in Milan, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni implemented a decisive turning point in the life of the monochrome.
For these artists, as it is for those showing in this new exhibition of Tornabuoni Art Paris , it is a question of shattering the authority of the illusionist screen of painting – even if it be monochromatic – by bringing it back into real space, by embodying it and by misusing its flatness, or in other words, by drawing it into the ambiguity of three dimensional space.
Since then, real visual atmospheres, both monochromatic and unstable, have had a remarkable echo in modern and contemporary art in various ways.
The extraordinary revival and the dialogue established between the artist’s key works allow us – through the works on show – to observe in vivo of the perceptual nature, the historical importance, but also the timeliness of this abstraction due to the strong influence to its context, both physical and cultural.
selection of works